Robert Hefner was Literary Editor of The Canberra Times from 1988 to 2000. He has published poetry, fiction and non-fiction in the United States, Australia and Malaysia, and his book of short stories, The Acorn Wars, was published in Australia by Molonglo Press in 1998. After nine years in Melbourne, where he worked for Eureka Street magazine and The Age newspaper, he moved back to Canberra in 2013, where he continues to write fiction and poetry.